Neck pain can take a toll on your overall quality of life. You may feel the wrath of your pain when you are seated or in motion. Neck pain can be caused by a chronic or acute issue. Our chiropractors at Wisconsin Family & Sport Chiropractic in Mequon, WI, will determine the underlying cause of your neck pain and treat it at the source.
Reasons for Neck Pain
Some people develop neck pain as the result of poor posture. The repetitive stress of holding your head or neck unnaturally puts stress on your muscles and soft tissues. In some cases, the pain comes from an injury. For instance, you may sustain an injury during a car accident or another personal injury. Neck pain can also stem from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other chronic conditions.
Diagnosing Neck Pain
One of our chiropractors will perform a thorough assessment before creating a treatment plan. During the assessment, the chiropractor will ask you to move your neck and analyze your range of motion. We will want to know where the pain is as well as when the pain occurs or becomes worse. The chiropractor will review your medical history and look for any chronic conditions that may affect your neck. Part of the diagnostic process often includes imaging to look at the inside structures of your neck.
Treating Your Pain
After the comprehensive evaluation, the chiropractor will customize a treatment plan to relieve your pain and support the recovery process. Chiropractic adjustments are a common tool used to relieve neck pain. For this treatment, the chiropractor will move the vertebrae in your neck gently without any issues. By doing so, we are correcting any misalignments that might be creating pressure on the surrounding nerves and tissues resulting in pain.
We may recommend specific chiropractic exercises, which involve us guiding you through exercises intended to stretch and strengthen your muscles and soft tissues. We will increase your range of motion or help you maintain your current range of motion. The exercises also help to optimize your circulation to deliver nutrients that help with the healing process. Chiropractic care is very effective at reducing neck pain. It is a natural treatment that targets the root of the problem and not just masking the symptoms as with pain medication.